Pamela Anderson, Simpsons creator offer sealers $1M to stop annual hunt

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Kate Schwass-Bueckert, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:51 PM ET

Pamela Anderson and one of the creators of The Simpsons are offering sealers cash to retire and put an end to the seal hunt.

Sam Simon and Anderson stood outside the St. John's, N.L., headquarters of the Canadian Sealers Association Tuesday to offer $1 million to the group if it negotiates a buyout of hunters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a press release.

"Unlike recent government seal bailouts benefiting a foreign-owned fur processor, this money would go directly to Canadian sealers," Simon wrote in a letter he was set to hand to association president Eldred Woodford.

Simon said an agreement must be secured by the end of 2014, and must permanently dismantle the commercial seal fishery licence program by the end of 2015.

While PETA called it "an offer (Simon) hopes sealers can't refuse," some on Twitter said he and Anderson weren't proposing a good deal.

"It was really a pretty insulting offer and implies everything is for sale and a few Hollywood dollars would change things," McCurdy told QMI Agency. "The whole thing was ludicrous."